trésor bleu: gifts of grace honoring history and faith
La Salette Necklace
La Salette Necklace

La Salette Necklace

Trésor Bleu Exclusive

Item no. MS03085

France, c. 1941 - RARE

.5 inches high, .5 inches wide

Beautifully preserved dainty medal with two toned front, blank on reverse, Our Lady of Salette imagery.  Guilloche technique perfected in French Art Deco Era.  Beautiful two-toned cobalt and teal enamel on silver relief.  Center-opening chain with symmetrical drop, Celtic-inspired connector.

Our Lady of La Salette (French: Notre-Dame de La Salette) is a Marian apparition reported by two children, Maximin Giraud and Mélanie Calvat to have occurred at La Salette-Fallavaux, France, in 1846.  

According to the children's account, the Virgin invited people to respect the repose of the seventh day, and to respect the name of God. The spirit of La Salette is said to be one of prayer, conversion, and commitment.  Pope John Paul II stated: "As I wrote on the occasion of the 150th anniversary, La Salette is a message of hope, for our hope is nourished by the intercession of her who is the Mother of mankind."

Trésors blue are tiny pieces of French art and devotion.  Also known as Médailles De Pelerinage" or "Medals of Pilgrimage," these little medals have had voyages from another generation, another life, another country.  The deep "ultramarine" blue is the sacred color of Mary, representing truth, hope, and faith since 200 AD.  

People of faith still undertake pilgrimages as a way of deepening their religious devotion, seeking miracles, spiritual healing, forgiveness, or for the journey itself.  The experience is not solely about reaching the end, it is about what is endured, enjoyed, and learned along the way.

Chain Specifications:

  • Metal type: 925 sterling chain, rhodium coated to prevent tarnishing
  • Width: 1.0 mm
  • Overall length/dimensions : 16", lobster clasp
  • Made in Italy